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Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.

In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.

We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.

The show organizers believe that a truly international philatelic exhibition requires the sanction of an international governing body. Thus, the organizers are working with the American Philatelic Society (APS) to obtain a patronage arrangement with the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). Boston 2026 is also a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

Continue to visit this site for current news of Boston 2026.

Email List

Go to Contact to sign up for periodic email announcements of plans for the Boston 2026 World Expo.

UPSS Society Major Sponsor

The United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS) has been named Boston 2026 Society Major Sponsor following their $50,000 donation to the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the UPSS for their tremendous generosity. Go to News to learn more.

Auction Signup

Boston 2026 is now accepting applications for exclusive auction days at the show.  Auction Chairs, Mark Reasoner and Sandeep Jaiswal, are now available to talk with you about the show. Mark can be reached at 614-579-6526 and Mark.Reasoner@Boston2026.org. Sandeep can be reached at 401-688-9473 and Sandeep.Jaiswal@Boston2026.org. Additional information can be found on the Auction webpage.

Show Labels

To facilitate collector demand, up to three unsigned sheets may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada – sorry Canada).

Note that the limited-edition sheetlets signed and numbered by designer Chris Calle are now sold out.

Mail orders can be sent to:

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904 
Sudbury, MA 01776

Make USD checks payable to Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

Show Hotels

The housing management company, onPeak, has been appointed to represent Boston 2026 to the Boston hotel community. To date, they made arrangements with eight major hotels, all within 4 blocks of the BCEC. For more information visit the Hotels page.

Show Decorator

Boston 2026 has signed a contract with Heritage Nationwide Exposition Services to be the show decorator. Decoration represents the largest show expense. Heritage is also the decorator of many, but not all, of the APS’s annual Great American Stamp Show (GASS).

Boston 2026 at Other Shows

Representatives from Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc. will be at the following shows:

CAPEX 22 (Toronto, Canada): June 9–12, 2022

Great American Stamp Show 2022 (Sacramento, CA): August 25-28, 2022

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